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Netflix: Meet the narrators of Explained season 2 – J.K. Simmons, Hilary Swank, Lakeith Stanfield

Explained is back on Netflix for a second season but which famous voices can we hear narrating this season’s episodes?

Despite the vast majority of its content arriving in the form of big-budget drama series, Netflix knows that to keep viewers hooked, it has to offer more.

As a result, in the past few years, we’ve seen a sharp increase in the number of shows that break the pattern that Netflix had been at risk of falling into.

One such show is the documentary series Explained which recently returned for a second season.

What is Explained?

Explained is a docu-series made in collaboration with Vox. It takes audiences through various events, entities and phenomena that either affects humanity today or could do so in the years to come.

We’ve seen everything from the future of meat, tattoos, cryptocurrency and even cricket explained during the series and to keep the show fresh for each episode, a new celebrity voice guides us through the topic of the episode.
Topics covered in season 2

After a surprisingly popular first season, that delved into everything from monogamy and the racial wealth gap to weed and extraterrestrial life, season 2 brings 10 new topics under the microscope.

In season 2, Explained examines cults, billionaires, animal intelligence, athleisure, coding, pirates, the next pandemic, the future of meat, beauty and diamonds.
Meet season 2’s narrators

Each episode is brought to life thanks to the help of a celebrity narrator and just as with season 1, there are some big names on the cast list for season 2.

Episode 1, September 26th – Cults – Lakeith Stanfield

Episode 2, October 3rd – Billionaires – Maggie Siff

Episode 3, October 10th – Animal Intelligence – Hilary Swank

Source: https://www.hitc.com/

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Fatale Release Date Set for October 9, 2020

Lionsgate has set the Fatale release date for October 9, 2020 and will distribute the film via its Summit Entertainment label.

Fatale is a mind-bending, taut psychologically provocative thriller starring two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank, Michael Ealy, Mike Colter, Tyrin Turner and directed by Deon Taylor, who most recently helmed the summer sleeper hit The Intruder.

Fatale centers on a married man (Michael Ealy) who finds himself living a nightmare as he is relentlessly compromised, out-witted and morally manipulated by a mysterious woman (two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank) with whom he had a wild one night stand. How far will he go to save his marriage from his mistake?

Written and produced by David Loughery (The Intruder, Lakeview Terrace, Obsessed), the film is produced by Taylor’s Hidden Empire Film Group partner Roxanne Taylor and is executive produced by partner Robert F. Smith. Two-time Oscar nominee Dante Spinotti (L.A. Confidential, Heat) served as director of photography, marking his third collaboration with Taylor on Fatale.

Jason Constantine, Lionsgate’s President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions, said previously: “We previously acquired Deon’s thriller Traffik, and when Damon Wolf came to Lionsgate on the heels of working with Deon, he mentioned we should keep our eye on Fatale. He could not have been more right. We are all big fans of Deon and are thrilled to have him back at Lionsgate. This film has the heat and erotic appeal of relationship-gone-wrong thrillers like Unfaithful, Fatal Attraction or Basic Insinct. Deon Taylor has delivered a morally complex and outstanding character-driven thriller with riveting performances by Hilary Swank and Michael Ealy.”

“Damon and I had the chance to work together on The Intruder, and like a character from this new movie, he became almost obsessed with this project,” Taylor added.” I can feel that energy and passion with the Lionsgate team and I’m excited to be working with Joe, and to be reunited with Damon, Jason and Eda and the whole entire Lionsgate film group.”

Source: https://www.vitalthrills.com

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I Am Mother International Trailer

The international trailer for Netflix’s upcoming sci-fi thriller I Am Mother has been released online, featuring first look at Oscar winner Hilary Swank’s character and Rose Byrne as the voice of the titular robot antagonist. The film will be available for streaming on June 7, exclusively on Netflix.


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Hilary Swank to Star in Jason Katims-Matt Reeves Space Drama at Netflix

‘The Path’ grad Jessica Goldberg will serve as showrunner on ‘Away,’ with Ed Zwick set to direct the pilot.
Hilary Swank is continuing her TV push.

The actress, who most recently starred on the FX drama Trust, has been tapped to topline Netflix’s space drama series Away.

From Jason Katims (Parenthood) and Matt Reeves (Batman, The Passage), Away centers on Emma Green, an American astronaut who must leave her husband and teenage daughter behind to command an international space crew embarking on a treacherous mission. The drama explores hope, humanity and how people need one another in order to achieve the impossible.

Jessica Goldberg has signed on to serve as showrunner, reuniting with Katims following Hulu’s The Path. Ed Zwick (Nashville, The Last Samurai) will direct the first episode and executive produce. Andrew Hinderaker will pen the script for the first episode and exec produce alongside Katims, Reeves and his Sixth and Idaho topper Adam Kassan; former True Jack head of development Michelle Lee (the pilot); and Katims’ current True Jack topper Jeni Mulein (episodes two through 10). Away is loosely inspired by Chris Jones’ Esquire story of the same name.

The project marks Swank’s latest TV series role. The two-time Oscar winner (Boys Don’t Cry, Million Dollar Baby) is fresh off Trust, which was her highest-profile TV foray since recurring in the late 1990s on Beverly Hills, 90210. She is repped by WME, Management 360 and Jackoway Austen.

Away is being produced by Universal Television and represents one of Katims’ (Parenthood, Friday Night Lights) last series for the studio before he departs his longtime home for a deal with Apple starting in the summer. He also has the Fox drama pilot Sisters looking likely for a series pickup, and the Amazon pilot On the Spectrum.

Source: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com

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Hilary Swank’s Affordable Luxury Brand Mission Statement Launches Exclusively at Nordstrom

Big news for Hilary Swank this week! First her wedding to Philip Schneider and now her affordable luxury lifestyle brand Mission Statement has announced that they are partnering up with Nordstrom as their exclusive retailer, joining the ranks of similar limited-distribution brands Topshop, Charlotte Tilbury, Sezane and Reformation.

The iconic department store will carry more than 10 pieces from the Oscar-winning actress’ brand, which was founded on the notion that chic clothing should be made to work for all aspects of life. But not only that — every single item in the Mission Statement collection is designed for women, by women, working with heritage design factories to create pieces in the finest Italian fabrics. In other words: the line merges high fashion, high function and high performance.

And the prices won’t exactly break the bank, either. You will soon be able to snap up Mission Statement jackets, layering tops, versatile leggings and couture cut dresses made of cashmere, leather and luxury woven fabrics starting at $145 and up to investment pieces at $1,150.

Swank released a statement about her collection’s latest venture via publicist expressing her excitement about the partnership. “Whether you’re looking for washable lather and cashmere … or comfy pants that looks as good paired with sneakers traveling on an airplane as they do wearing heels attending a cocktail party, Mission Statement has the, I’m thrilled to be partnering with Nordstrom on bringing this line to women who are focused on achieving their personal Mission Statement.”

Source: https://www.usmagazine.com/